2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Paul Heywood

Sir Francis Hill Chair of European Politics; Programme Director, GI-ACE
University of Nottingham; Global Integrity


Professor Paul Heywood holds the Sir Francis Hill Chair of European Politics at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity; he is author, co-author or editor of nineteen books and over eighty journal articles and book chapters. Professor Heywood currently leads a $7m DFID-funded Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) programme, designed to identify new initiatives that can help developing countries tackle the scourge of corruption and the negative impact it has on millions of people's lives. He served as the European Commission UK expert on corruption (2012-16) has also advised the UK Joint Anti-Corruption Unit (JACU). He is Lead Editor of CurbingCorruption.com, a resource that supports sector-based practical anti-corruption interventions and he serves on the Advisory Board of the ICRN. Professor Heywood is a Trustee of TI-UK, where he chairs the Advocacy and Research Committee and a member of the TI International Council. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and Fellow of Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.